Furloughed federal workers can receive a free meal at either JBJ Soul Kitchen location throughout the shutdown
Due to the tremendous demand demonstrated by participation in this week’s events, The Philip and Tammy Murphy Family Foundation is announcing that they will continue their partnership with JBJ Soul Kitchen on an ongoing basis. Starting today, any furloughed federal employee may receive a free meal at either Toms River or Red Bank JBJ Soul Kitchen location during their regular service hours throughout the government shutdown.
The JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank can be found at 207 Monmouth Street, just one block from the Red Bank train station. The JBJ Soul Kitchen’s Toms River location can be found at 1769 Hooper Avenue. Those wishing to participate should bring proof of federal employment.
Red Bank – The Murphy Family Foundation, Phil and Tammy Murphy’s philanthropic organization, is announcing a partnership with JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank to provide free meals to furloughed federal workers. The first meal will be available this Monday, January 21, from noon to 2 pm, with Tammy Murphy and Dorothea Bon Jovi in attendance.
“Too many working families in New Jersey struggle to make ends meet every day, and just one missed paycheck can mean financial catastrophe,” Phil and Tammy Murphy said. “We are committed to doing everything we can to help hard-working federal employees, who have now been out of work a full month, through this prolonged and meaningless shutdown. Until this shutdown ends, it is incumbent upon all of us to help our fellow New Jerseyans through this difficult time.”
“Since founding the Soul Kitchen, we wanted to ensure that anyone struggling with food insecurity had a place to go,” Dorothea and Jon Bon Jovi, of JBJ Soul Kitchen, said. “This Monday, we will be open for lunch as a way to create a place of support and resources for furloughed federal workers, many of whom are our friends and neighbors. We are thrilled to work together with Phil and Tammy Murphy on this endeavor, and this Monday we look forward to giving back in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
The JBJ Soul Kitchen can be found at 207 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, just one block from the Red Bank train station. The initial meal will take place this Monday, January 21, from 12 to 2 pm. The second meal will be served at JBJ Soul Kitchen in Toms River at 1769 Hooper Avenue. Those wishing to participate should bring proof of federal employment.